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Tuberculosis found in Hungarian mummies

Strains of TB have been discovered in 18th-century Hungarian mummies found in a 200-year-old crypt. Professor Pallen said: “Microbiological analyses of samples from contemporary TB patients usually report a single strain of tuberculosis per patient. By contrast, five of the eight bodies in our study yielded more than one type of

Egyptian mummy’s cause of death determined to be tuberculosis

Analysis of a 2,600-year-old Egyptian mummy named Irtyersenu's tissues show she died of tuberculosis, not ovarian cancer as was perviously though. Thwarted by the difficulty of obtaining a well-preserved sample of DNA, they took material from the bones and soft tissues and tested it with liquid chromatography, analysing it for chemical